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Meaning of “nuclear” - Learner’s Dictionary

nuclear

adjective [always before noun]     /ˈnjuːkliər/
ENERGY
B2 relating to the energy that is released when the nucleus (= central part) of an atom is divided: nuclear weapons/waste a nuclear power plantFuelsPetroleum products especially when used as fuelParticular theories and concepts in physics
PART OF ATOM
relating to the nucleus (= central part) of an atom: nuclear physics Particular theories and concepts in physics
Translations of “nuclear”
in Korean 핵의…
in Arabic نَوَوي…
in Portuguese nuclear…
in Catalan nuclear…
in Japanese 原子力の, 原子(核)の…
in Italian nucleare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 能源, 核能的, 使用核能的…
in Russian ядерный…
in Turkish nükleer, atom çekirdeğinin merkezine ilişkin…
in Chinese (Simplified) 能源, 核能的, 使用核能的…
in Polish jądrowy, nuklearny…
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